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~David Almond does Desert Island Discs 70th anniversary~
Earlier this year, BBC Radio 4 celebrated the seventieth anniversary of Desert Island Disks. As the longest-running factual programme in the history of radio, the weekly show features a guest "castaway" who’s allowed to choose eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item for their imaginary stay on the island. Happy birthday to the show, from PVL!
Although the guests are usually rich and famous celebrities, PVL’s head of sales and marketing David Almond has already compiled his list - just in case he is invited one day.
So without further ado, here’s a selection of the records David would take with him on the desert island.
We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel – “This song sounds like it should be all about the ATEX rated flame proof switches from Orion,” explained David, returning to one of his favourite subjects. “These products are particularly common in the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, offshore, pharmaceutical and mining sectors. However, they can be found across industry wherever there is an explosive atmosphere. For example they are used in sewerage treatment plants, grain handling and storage areas, on metal surface grinding applications and in aluminium processing. The switches reduce the risk of ignition in applications such as machine tools, lubrication systems and compressors used in hazardous, corrosive or explosive atmospheres. With these in place, you can be confident it won’t be you starting the fire.”
All the small things by Blink182 – “Speaking of small, PVL now offers the Kelco CR20 microflow switch,” enthused David. “This compact in-line flow sensor is designed to detect extremely small flows. It’s also capable of monitoring flows – or the lack of them - of less than 5ml per minute. That makes the Kelco CR20 suitable for verifying the efficient function of modern micro-dosing systems. Easily able to deal with pulsed or continuous flows of up to four litres per minute, the CR20 handles pressures to 18 bar and can be fitted to pipes from 6mm to 20mm. So, if you need help with any, or all of, the small things, the CR20 is your man. Sorry, your switch.”
Twisting by the pool by Dire Straits – “Summer is coming and the sun is out; warm weekends spent by the pool are just around the corner!” said David. “If you would like to prepare for the splash season, or just update your garden design with a Koi fish pond, our pond switch products are an ideal choice. PVL’s range of switches for Koi ponds helps ensure the quality of water for your prize carp. From ball valves and flow switches to level sensors and solenoid valves, we have everything you need to get twisting by the pool.”
David’s list is quite extensive, although he thought he might need to a longer one - just in case they invite him on the show twice, so we had to stop him here. But if you would like to share your music choices with us, just get in contact. Alternatively, if you have a list of switches you need (in your plant or to take to a desert island), give us a ring on
+44 (0) 1892 664499.